“Twas Hard”

Kitchen and Household of Yesteryear

Today, the electric cooker, refrigerator and hand mixer can be found in every household, with electricity and running water as standard. It’s virtually inconceivable how people managed the household previously without any modern kitchen aids and cooked over open fire. In the Department of Folklore, a recreated kitchen provides information about former appliances and modes of working: three-legged pans, spit, pothook, coffee roaster, mortar, bakeware, lunch pail and much more. Comparable objects made of clay, wood, iron, copper, tin, enamel and sheet metal are explored in terms of material, handling and disadvantages. Children will crush spices with a mortar and grind coffee beans with a hand mill. Finally, fresh butter will be produced using a wooden butter churn and physical strength and enjoyed on bread.  

Duration:1.5 hours
Age recommendation:From 6 years old
Note:Please bring 0.5 litres of cream and some bread!

Opening Hours

Museum für Franken
Staatliches Museum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte
incl. Museum im Fürstenbau

1st April to 31st October
10 - 17
1st November to 31st March
10 - 16
Closed on Mondays
Opening hours on public holidays


Museum für Franken
Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte

Festung Marienberg
97082 Würzburg

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